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Re: Para Eh?
« Reply #25 on: January 26, 2003, 17:06:00 »
That is a brigade patch for the brigade that the Canadian Airborne Regiment was a part of.. it is worn on the shoulder of the Dress,Environmental Uniform. Of course, it is no longer being used as the Regiment has been disbanded...

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Re: Para Eh?
« Reply #26 on: January 26, 2003, 17:55:00 »
It is the Special Service Force (SSF) Patch to which 2 CMBG became after the disbandment of the CAR and the Airborne Battle Group.  :(
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Re: Para Eh?
« Reply #27 on: January 26, 2003, 21:42:00 »
Thanks, I couldn‘t get it out in words.. but I knew that‘s what the answer was.. Superbowl night and all, mind a little off...

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Para Course
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2003, 22:52:00 »
I need to know the prerequisites for the para course, ex: CL, CLI, etc. please!  :fifty:    :tank:

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Re: Para Course
« Reply #29 on: May 22, 2003, 00:26:00 »
i‘m pretty sure it‘s just CLI and NSCE. i remember some guys from selection getting turned down because they didn‘t have NSCE, and from what i remember everyone on course had at least a CLI.

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Re: Para Course
« Reply #30 on: May 22, 2003, 05:04:00 »
According to CATO 42-01 you need to be NSCE qualified and have passed any WO qualifying course, ie: CLI.  Also, you have to have reached the age of 17 by August 1st of the training year and not 18 by the end of the course.  You also need to be recommended by your CO in conjuction with your Corps‘ sponsor.  Also, you‘ll need to pass a medical administered by a CF doctor, and finally, pass the your region‘s PT test to be considered.  Generally, there are more cadets that pass than there are spots, so there is usually a waiting list of candidates.  If you‘re really interested in getting on this course, talk to your unit CO AND Admin Officer to make sure you make all the deadlines for paperwork, physicals, tests etc.  Then start training - I can‘t stress enough how important physical fitness is to passing this course!

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Re: Para Course
« Reply #31 on: November 17, 2003, 15:49:00 »
They say 17 and not over 18...but I did it when i was 16 (you are allowed as of 2002 to be 16) and there were enough 18 year olds to scrap that rule too.  Basically...you must be 16 before the start of the course and not turn 19 before it finishes.

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Re: Para Course
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2003, 14:26:00 »
They say you need a CLI.. But one girl we had only did CL.  She had nsce though.  

Hey Matt, did you have any females pass this year?
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Re: Para Course
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2003, 01:48:00 »
1 man, 1...just barely.


Yeah, Potter only had CL this summer too.  I dno how that works.

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Re: Para Course
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2003, 14:53:00 »
I heard you guys jumped civ planes?  How was that?
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Re: Para Course
« Reply #35 on: November 20, 2003, 02:55:00 »
Meh, wanted a CC130...trained for CC130‘s...then jumped from CASA 212‘s...lol.

All CC130‘s = broken

To fix = money

CF = lack of $

We did all ramp jumps from the CASA 212 (no side doors)...it was odd.  We could only put 10 guys up in the air at once too...it was still amazing...but I wanted to jump outta a herc!  Oh well.

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Re: Para Course
« Reply #36 on: January 02, 2004, 21:43:00 »
Cadets have a stupid obsession with Para. Para does not make you hardcore, being in a tough unit and having your **** together makes you hardcore. People assigned to logistics units can do the para course...airborne Quartermaster!!! Hooo-aahhh!!! Hardly seems all that hardcore. If some punk came to me showing off his wings telling me hes better than I am, I‘d kick his a*s, wings or no wings. Don‘t waste your remaining summer in Cadets doing para is you didn‘t do an exchange and especially if your not gonna do reg force or reserves, its a waste of time. Otherwise you go on into civilian life with your wings, get fat, collect unemplyment benefits etc...be smart, don‘t do para for bragging rights, make the most out of cadets, do an exchange, travel the world for free, do para once your actually IN the army.

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Re: Para Course
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2004, 13:26:00 »
east side.... you need to relax a little.  why are you so  pissy towards people who want to go after something?  no one ever said they wanted to be hard corps....  where are you located?
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Re: Para Course
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2004, 14:00:00 »
Sorry about the heated words but it does anger me when cadets see themselves as the world‘s finest once they have completed para. Completing para makes you para qualified not "Airborne this" or "Airborne that", they are two different things. To answer your question, I‘m from Mississauga.

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Re: Para Course
« Reply #39 on: January 06, 2004, 12:21:00 »
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Originally posted by Matt0304:
[qb] 1 man, 1...just barely.


Yeah, Potter only had CL this summer too.  I dno how that works. [/qb]
Scores on NSCE would determine that, if you go to Para or not.

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Re: Para Course
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2004, 13:19:00 »
Getting your wings means you have the right stuff, not that you are the right stuff, many people who did get their wings did not pass the Maroon beret course and did not get a chance to join the Airborne Regiment, and many members of the Airborne did not pass the Pathfinders course, one of the most gruelling courses the Armed forces has and did not mean they where not tough. Today many men who have their wings do not pass the JTF2 screening.

If you are a cadet and want your wings then go for it, there only difference is red leaf did not serve in a jump regiment or company and white leaf did, but you will get the respect from everyone who has wings.

When you have your wings wear them with pride because it shows that you have the right stuff in you, it does not guaranty you are the right stuff but have the potential. And in the same right not having your wings does not mean you are not a good soldier.

I posted this in a other area and posted it here as well, all I can say is go for it, I respect eveyone who has wings does not matter from what country or how he received them, wear them with pride and dont take **** from anyone.

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Re: Para Course
« Reply #41 on: January 06, 2004, 13:36:00 »
It was my goal to get Para Wings but I had a knee surgery which unable me to jump. So I turned blue to get wings of a different type .


*Note I was applying for cadets only have CL in my other post.

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cadet para course
« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2003, 12:14:00 »
so, i was wondering if there were any army cadets out there who have done the basic para course.  just curious about what goes on and what type of drills you do (pt,class)  i am trying to get loaded on as the escort officer this year, and am curious as how to train better.  hopefully someone out there has some pointers for me.
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Re: cadet para course
« Reply #43 on: October 17, 2003, 15:01:00 »
Theres a cadet on cadetworld.com forums who has done it, try asking over there you might get a better response  :)

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Re: cadet para course
« Reply #44 on: October 17, 2003, 21:10:00 »

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Re: cadet para course
« Reply #45 on: October 18, 2003, 09:24:00 »
thanks guys, i also downloaded the joining instructions off the net.  but i wanted an inside to the drills they do when you are there.  do they make you do the airborne swim. ect.. **** like that
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Re: cadet para course
« Reply #46 on: October 18, 2003, 16:52:00 »
Could you post a link to the joining instructions for the para course.  Interested in the requirements as well.

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Re: cadet para course
« Reply #47 on: October 19, 2003, 14:08:00 »
The Cadet para course is extremly hard it has the highest drop out percentage of all the courses and has strict tests

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Re: cadet para course
« Reply #48 on: October 19, 2003, 15:11:00 »
Thanks tips, we knew that already lol.

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Re: cadet para course
« Reply #49 on: October 20, 2003, 12:08:00 »
I know it is difficult, i was more on the lines of wondering what drills i could do to improve training.
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